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Hesitancy about vaccination in a community has a lot to do with acculturation to its norms. Karl Tapales/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

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More testing for HIV infection is one of the steps needed to halt the spread of the virus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Halting U.S. HIV Epidemic By 2030: Difficult But Doable

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First lady Melania Trump with 10-year-old Grace Eline, a guest of President Trump at the State of the Union address Tuesday. Grace was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Trump cited her experience in calling for more research into childhood cancer treatments. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Tuesday that local restrictions, including bans on indoor vaping, are needed to reduce youth e-cigarette use. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners comfort each other Thursday during a vigil at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for the victims of the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction

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Drug addiction is a big concern to rural Americans, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Alice Goldfarb/NPR hide caption

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

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At a recent National LGBTQ Task Force conference in Washington D.C., Luis Felipe Cebas (right) from Whitman-Walker Health, talks with Sarah Fleming about PrEP, the pre-exposure drug that can help protect against HIV infection. Tyrone Turner/ WAMU hide caption

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PrEP Campaign Aims To Block HIV Infection And Save Lives In D.C.

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A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

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Candida auris is a fungus that can cause invasive infections, is associated with high mortality and is often resistant to multiple antifungal drugs, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC hide caption

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A federal law that aims to put insurance coverage of mental health care on equal footing with physical health care hasn't succeeded fully. James Boast/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A health department pickup truck sprays insecticide against mosquitoes in a San Juan, Puerto Rico, neighborhood in January. Alvin Baez/Reuters hide caption

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Zika Cases Surge In Puerto Rico As Mosquitoes Flourish

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Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, visits a newly opened Safe Streets center in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Lesson Learned For Baltimore's Health Commissioner: 'I Like A Fight'

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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

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Dr. Tom Frieden (left), director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies about Zika virus with Dr. Anthony Fauci (center), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Global Health, on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Prince George's County District Court in Maryland has used a mental health court as an alternative to traditional criminal proceedings. Sallicio/Wikimedia hide caption

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"The Block is like living," outreach worker Nathan Fields says. "These relationships, you've got to keep them flourishing." Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Pitching Health Care In Baltimore's Red Light District

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Tablets of Lipitor and its generic equivalent, atorvastatin, are among the drugs commonly prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among people at risk. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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